Campaign Chutzpah


Do as we mandate, not as we do. That apparently is the unofficial credo of the backers of the successful California Proposition 208, which sets strict new limits on campaign contributions. Following the election, the California Common Cause led coalition invited lobbyists, most of whom opposed the measure, to a seminar explaining how Prop. 208 will actually work. The seminar costs $200–and the group is counting the fee as a campaign contribution.